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week in defense news. muradian. the navy just commissioned its third littoral combat ship. we'll get an update on the controversial 55-ship program. >> plus, helping veterans get better jobs. a new plan from the u.s. chamber of commerce. but first, an exclusive interview with the chief of u.s. air force. space command general william shelton. few commanders are more operationally integral to all arms of u.s. warfighting than the air force space command that develops, launches, and operates the constellations of satellites and ground systems that make possible critical global services from gps, reconnaissance, missile warning, weather communications, or tracking orbiting spacecraft and debris. but developing satellites, launching them, and operating them for long periods of time is expensive business at a time when demand for space-based assets for everything from reconnaissance, surveillance communications, and moving massive amounts of data is soaring. so shelton is leading efforts to cut costs by increasingly leaning on commercial space suppliers. we caught up with general shelton
inning manny machado makes a great defensive play, turning a double play to get the o's out of the inning. then the 20-year-old breaks a tie with the seventh home run of the year. that's where the score would stay. o's win, tying them for first place in the east with the yankees. final home game of the regular season later today. baltimore city police continue their investigation into what caused a man to die after being taken into police custody. family and friends gathered for the funeral of anthony anderson saturday afternoon at the march funeral home on north avenue. anderson died while being arrested for drug possession in east bill street. his family says police assaulted him, but police will only say the circumstances of the case remain under investigation. supporters say his death highlights issues of police brutality in the city. >> we're tired of the double standard where citizen, if they commit crime, quite frankly, then they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. it appears that the law does not apply to police officers. we want them to be justice across the board. w
-taliban, is that in itself the best defense of the taliban coming back into power, folks who would stand firm? >> maybe not. the taliban is an armed group. these schoolgirls are not going to fight against the taliban. they are all very worried about what is going to happen in this country. and we've spoken to politicians, political analysts, and they think after these troops leave that there could be a civil war in this country, and many afghans now don't remember 9/11. they just remember ten years of war. and they're asking themselves why? why did this happen? why did we have to have all of this war for ten years? >> 300,000 afghan troops, local police, national police have been trained. the strategy to get these folks home is to turn it over to afghan troops. questions about readiness and supplies and that sort of thing. but are they fighting an enemy who has an organization -- are the taliban fragmented? are they the fighting force that they used to be? >> there are many groups. we all call them the taliban. there's different groups that fall under the umbrella of the taliban. right now the afghan secur
of americans that come up behind us and after 24 years in the corps when i retire, i know our defense is well taken care of. good job, sweetheart. excuse me, soldier. >> what do you say, victoria? >> i just want to say that i am so proud of my dad and i'm so proud of myself and that i made it and i'm here to serve and i'm just so proud. >> well, we're all proud of you. i'm going to get choked up here, too. thanks so much for your service and yours as well and you let her join the army. marine. >> hey, what's wrong with the army? all right. all right. >> victoria, congratulations and lieutenant colonel, thanks so much. thanks to all of you for being here and for what you do. we're all proud of you. a quick program note before we say good-bye. nbc news special coverage called "at the brink" continues tonight on "nbc nightly news," some of the most dangerous conflicts around the world and what's at stake for americans here at home. >> all right, lester, please, get home safely. great work over there. we'll see you when you do. have a great day, everyone. bye-bye.
thrown out because she tampered with the evidence. >> i think the defense lawyer interviewed in this case was right, which is some miscarriages of justice will be righted here. some innocent people get out of jail. a whole lot of people are going to get out of jail, too. >> do we have any sense of why she did this? she hasn't been clear on that. she said she just wanted to be the best worker possible. i think we all understand, if you're going to be the best worker possible, you're not faking results. i think there may be a kind of a sub text here which is -- this could all be cbs's fault -- in the world of csi, the programs we broadcast, it has taken the work of the crime lab which used to be a fairly dull, civil service, going through the motions job, and glamorized it into this really cool profession that has drawn a lot of people who wanted to be associated with it. kind of the new genre of police heroes. here is a woman who wasn't really qualified, overstated her qualifications and wanted to be the hero of the police lab. i think a lot of this is she wanted to be really well regarded
on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this, what do you think of the expectations game going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other by complimenting each other's debating prowess? is this absurd or does it matter? >> like a football game, those people, play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. you know that. >> let's talk about the book, "killing kennedy," a natural follow to "killing lincoln," and how did you feel about president kennedy and did that change over the course of the book? >> i was at chaminade high school over in long island and people don't know who john kennedy was. that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy," you'll know who the man is, both good and bad. we don't hold anything back. you'll know everything about him. and number two, they don't really know how he was killed, and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to lorna oswald. we know everything he did from the time he met marina in russia until the time he pulled the trigger. this is all new information. i think people will be stunned when they read it. it snaps your
? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. >>> all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important dates on the calendar. first, wednesday's debate and then, second, today's jobs report, the latest update on the state of the nation's economy. you can expect mitt romney will be pouncing on the strong performance he had this week and the jobs reports numbers an
. defense spending, how we're going to pay for it, and fundamentally, this was his pattern all night long. but what i said last week was that i thought he'd give a strong performance, and he did give a strong performance, but that's what it was, a performance. the american people want the honest truth about where we need to go as a country, how we rebuild this economy, the middle class. and that's what the president did last night. and people respect that. >> you know, david, a lot of your supporters were dismayed and frankly mystified to not hear the president go after romney on things like his remarks on the 47% of america. he didn't repeat bain capital attacks, attacks about the tax return, these are staples of your campaign. has he abandoned those attacks? or did he make a strategic decision not to be aggressive in this debate? >> no, he made a decision to discuss fundamental issues facing this country. there's no doubt these are issues in the campaign. your past, your record are part of the campaign. governor romney's past at bain capital is what he's running on. he made the remarks
. what do you say in his defense? >> there is a man with a rocket launcher on the corner. >> terror hoax outrage. the teen who dressed like a terrorist with a fake rocket launcher. >> then she was picked on for her big ears. she was mocked for the mole on her face. >> people tease me. >> bullied kids. >> ready to go? >> going under the knife just to feel good about themselves. the life changing surgery. >>> hello, everybody. thank you for joining us. singer katie perry got some shocking news today. her former boyfriend is dead. he killed himself after murdering his land lady and her cat. jim moret has more on the tragedy and look at how katie is handling the news. >>> reporter: katie perry's ex-boyfriend savagely murdered his land lady and killed himself. 28-year-old actor johnny lewis beat the elderly woman to death in her home in los angeles during a drug fueled rampage. this is the house in the upscale neighborhood where the bizarre murder/suicide occurred. police say katie perry's ex-boyfriend showed super human strength. he killed the 81-year-old woman and her cat. then used a two
that, all right, and then he can put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this. what do you think of the expectations games going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other complimenting the other's debasing prowess? >> it's like a football game. you know those people, you know. it's play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. >> let's talk about the book, "killing knennedy." how do you feel about president kennedy and did that change? >> you know, kennedy died i was 13 and i opened the book where i was, i was at high school out on long island and came over the loud speaker and everybody alive then knows where they were. but people don't know whoion kennedy was. and that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy" you'll know both good and bad. we don't hold back. you'll know everything. two, they don't know how he was killed. and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to marina oswald. we know everything he did. this is all new information. i think people are going to be stunned when they read it. it snaps your head back. >>
is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you may find hard to believe. we're going to hear from her coming up. >>> and remember, this guy is a prankster that posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the new iphone in front of those people waiting in line for the new iphone. we will talk to the prankster later this morning. >>> we start with breaking news. the morning's jobs report with the election just one month away, jim cramer, host of "mad money" at the stock exchange this morning. first a clarification, can you explain why we have a dip in the actual unemployment rate with such anemic job growth, 114,000 jobs created? >> reporter: two different surveys, they call households, see how they're doing, the other uses payroll data. it has always been accepted that payroll data is more informative than the percentage figure. >> where are the signs of health in the economy if we see job creation as rather slow month to month. if you look at the overall picture, where do you see signs of strength? >> reporter: more retail, fewer firing, some in auto is pretty goo
and warned his american legion audience of devastating job losses if leemg defense spending cuts go through. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> with you if i can sit down with you, in your living room or around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are now weighing in with more than half the country, 30 states in all, already having started to cast their ballot. and you really can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go-round. in 2008 it was nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast their ballots before election day. this year that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly
is to show he's in command, understands the job of the presidency and put barack obama on the defensive given his horrific record on the economy and on national security, and i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national security-wise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in v
losses if moves for defense spending cuts goes through. >> impacts will be immediate and significant in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here is what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are weighing in. 30 states in all are casting ballots. you can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go around. in 2008, it would nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast ballots before election day. this year, that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%. today, when michelle obama goes out to university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, not just a speech, she will be asking supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place a few steps away. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. for more on this week's events on the campaign trail and look to n
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